CHC30113

Certificate III in
Early Childhood Education
and Care (089591C)

Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration 52 weeks including holidays & 120 hours
of work placement
AQF Level 3
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • Students must be 18 years or above Have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Complete a Pre-Enrolment Review prior to enrolment
  • Complete an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment (on campus)
  • Basic -intermediate level of computer skills
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 5.5 or above with no band under 5.0 or
    • TOEFL 46-49 (internet-based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 42 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 162 or
    • OET score of C for each test component
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate understanding of computers and the internet to assist with
  • conducting research and complete assessments

Work placement requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Check
  • Hold a National Criminal Police Check
  • Are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs
  • First Aid Course certificate

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 18 units of competency that is made up of 15 core units and 3 elective units

Core units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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